Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.)
CforC purchased hundreds of books to enable Eastern’s ‘Drop Everything and Read’ (DEAR) Program’ and has supported non-profit partners to support the reading and writing needs of Eastern students.
Across the District of Columbia, 77% of 4th graders and 82% of 8th graders fail to read proficiently on national tests.*
Here is how you can help.
Support reading interventions. Our partners provide proven interventions that help young readers catch-up and remain on track.
Estimated cost: Up to $50,000 per school.
Purchase books for classroom libraries & students in need. We ensure students have the books they need to succeed.
Estimated cost: No donation is too small. We work with our partners to identify schools and students in need of books.
You and your staff can make a difference in as little as one hour per week.
Contact us to learn more about how to contribute or about how you and your employees can volunteer.
*Source: 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).